Aerial Engineering Inc, offers complete ropeway solutions from preliminary
design engineering to annual inspections and load test procedures. Our customer
base ranges in size from hand powered river crossing trams to one of the largest
bi-cable tramways in the US.
Our engineering staff collectively represents multiple engineering disciplines
with a cumulative 70+ years of aerial tramway experience. We maintain P.E.
licenses in multiple states and provinces, in addition to our connections to
P.E. licensed engineers in many other states.
The collective experience we posess, allows us to offer precise modification options
that can extend a lift's lifespan or increase it's usefulness. These modifications
can range from converting a external grip to an insert clip or converting brake
pump units to a standardized unit with stocked replacement parts available as
just a couple of examples. Over the years we have widened line gages, converted
double lifts to triples, added cell tower antennas, and upgrade mechanical drive
systems. Most any upgrade that is possible, we can assist with. Below are some
of our services listed in bullet point form. If the service needed isn't listed,
feel free to contact us as the list below is not exhaustive. We would welcome the
opportunity to assist in any way.
• Chairlift Design & Installation
• Chairlift Relocation
• Surface Lift Design & Installation
• Zipline Design & Installation
• Troubleshooting Lift Issues
• Load Testing
• Lift Upgrades
• Design Reviews
We offer other services that are more product related as well. Our shop
has the capability to rebuild multiple makes and sizes of gearboxes. We have
rebuilt Western, Conedrive, Westinghouse, and Hansen gearboxes as well as serviced
numerous CAT planetary final drives.
Murray Latta hanger with CC-01 chair clip installed.
We also can convert Riblet sheave frames to accept either the sealed JRM
bearings or the standard OEM bearing set. This conversion is only possible on the
newer style Riblet square tube sheave frames but is more cost effective than a
new sheave frame. Similarly, we can convert OEM Riblet sheaves from the two-piece
bearing set to the single piece JRM cartridge bearing; however, unlike the
sheave frame conversion, we cannot convert a sheave back to the 2-piece assembly
that was the standard Riblet bearing set.
We also have the capability to provide NDT testing of chair clips and grips
per ASTM E 709 instruction. We have Magnaflux capability on site and test large
and small quantities. Our staff includes MT Level II and MT Level I technicians
to perform NDT inspection in house. Should the need arise, we also have within our
supplier network MT Level III inspection capabilities.